Post # 1
Just wondering what people are planning to wear when they leave their reception with their new hubby. My mom keeps insisting I need a “going away outfit” where as I don’t see the point in changing. I thought I’d just wear my dress from our venue to the hotel where we are spending the night. She seems to think it’s quite common for people to change, where as I completely disagree. What’s everyone else doing?
I should add – our ceremony is late in the day (5:30pm), and I don’t plan on leaving my reception until at least midnight, if not at the very end (1 am).
Post # 3
im changing into a reception dress after dinner, i wouldnt see the point of an outfit just to leave though!
Post # 4
I wore my wedding dress the whole damn day. I spent a lot of money on it, and knew it was only going to see one day’s worth of use.
I had my wedding dress on from 11am-midnight.
Post # 5
@Mulan05: We too are having a 5:30pm ceremony and late reception. I am leaving my wedding dress. If I am going to spend a lot of money on my dress, I am wearing it the entire time. I personally do not see the point in changing into something else at any point (unless your dress is too big to get into the car or something).
Post # 6
I changed into a going away dress for practical reasons: the next day we were leaving on our honeymoon, and there is no way I wanted my mother (or anyone else) showing up at the honeymoon suite the next morning to collect my dress (and DH’s tux)!
Post # 7
That was tradition when people used to leave for their honeymoons that night! It’s just a little outdated now, unless you’re having a reception that ends very early (like a luncheon)!
Post # 8
I left in my wedding dress. I wanted to wear it for every second that I could!
Post # 9
It is quite traditional for brides to change into a going-away outfit before they leave the reception. That said, however, I had zero interest in doing so, for many reasons.
First, just as @JaneyDcat: said, I was going to wear my wedding gown for one day, and I wanted it to be for as long as possible. Second, because our ceremony and reception were at the same venue, the only time I would have an opportunity for pictures of Darling Husband and me in a limo was when our limo arrived after our reception was over to transport us an hour away to our hotel in our departure city, and I wanted to be in my dress for this. Finally, the beautiful hotel where we were spending our first two nights (before flying to the Caribbean) has a gorgeous staircase where many brides have had their photos taken, and I wanted to do that — even though they would only be poor-quality pics we took ourselves and at 1 a.m. when we were both exhausted and looking a bit wilted from our long day.
Post # 10
I just left in my dress. We were only going to a hotel about 15 minutes away, and I didn’t see any point in changing. Plus, Darling Husband had a “thing” about wanting to remove said dress, he though it would be romantic.
Make sure he’ll be able to get you out of it though. At my best friend’s wedding she had to call me when they got back to their hotel to bring her the crochet hook we used to do up her buttons, because they couldn’t be UNDONE with just fingers either. Haha… Maid/Matron of Honor call of duty!
Post # 11
If I was having an early wedding ceremony and reception I might weat a “going away” dress. Otherwise – no!
We’re staying the night at the venue itself, so I’ll just walk on down the sidewalk and into our room in my dress.
Post # 12
I think I’ll keep my dress on!